Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Swine influenza - Statement by WHO Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan

25 April 2009

The current situation constitutes a public health emergency of international concern. However, more information is needed before a decision could be made concerning the appropriateness of the current alert level.

For more information, please contact:

Thomas Abraham
Communications in English
Mobile: +41 79 516 3136
E-mail: abrahamt@who.int

Fadela Chaib
Communications in English and French
Mobile: +41 79 475 5556
E-mail: chaibf@who.int

Sari Setiogi
Communications in English and Bahasa
Mobile: +41 79 701 9467
E-mail: setiogis@who.int

Gregory Hartl
Communications in English, French, German and Spanish
Mobile: +41 79 203 6715
E-mail: hartlg@who.int

Aphaluck Bhatiasevi
Communications in English, Thai and Hindi
Mobile: +41 79 484 2979
E-mail: bhatiaseviap@who.int

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